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Golfer Harry Whitfield

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Gary Shenton

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THE SPORT of golf has one of its oldest club members in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Harry Whitfield, pictured above, continues to tee off at Greenway Hall at the age of 90. He plays three times a week the club, where he has been a member since 1971.

This June, members will be playing for a trophy named in his honour.

Jan Matthews, chairman of the Greenway Hall members' committee, said: "Harry is an absolute treasure.

"Many of our members have known him for donkey's years. He is a very charming and complete gentleman."

Harry, from Sneyd Green, made club history in 2009 when, aged 84, he became Greenway Hall's oldest golfer to hit a hole-in-one when his five-iron tee shot disappeared out of view on the 120-yard par three third.

He said: "I love being part of the club here, I have made lots of friends."

Greenway Hall was founded in 1909 as Stockton Brook golf club, with nine holes, before expanding to 18 holes in 1930, after acquiring land from Greenway Hall Farm – hence the club's change of name.

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